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Old 02-23-2009, 10:06 PM   #1
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I have a couple of allen head bolts on my TMAXX that Iam trying to get out, the aleens are too small to use a dremel to make a slot and try a flat head screwdriver, and are in too deep to get a pair of vice grips on them! I have no clue how to get these things out, is there anyone who can give me some suggestions? I'd really appreciate it. Thanks in advance!:flami ng:
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Old 02-23-2009, 10:35 PM   #2
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sounds like the point at which i would take a drill to it and drill the head of the screw off.
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Old 02-23-2009, 10:40 PM   #3
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Ok, stupid question, i have heard to drill the head of the screw off. but what does that do? I mean, what after that? Dumb question, I know!
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After removing the head of the screw hopefully you can remove the part and take the rest of the screw out with a pair of vice grips, if not just replace the part.
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Grabit!

http://www.getgrabit.com/Default.asp...dul8P1w&bhcp=1
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Old 02-23-2009, 11:26 PM   #6
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Me likey the grab it, you use it before?
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Oh Yea!! I've had mine 3 years and they work well. BUT, you gotta leeeeen on the hardened screws. Also, don't use a big drill 'cause it will snap it.
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Couple of things you can try - CA an allen wrench into the stripped socket head - sometimes will give you enough grip taht you can get it out. Just enough CA to wet surface - too much and it won't dry/cure. had mixed results trying this.

Next one - take next biggest allen wrench and file on the sides or flats of the wench a little at a time until you can drive it into the stripped head. That usually works for me, it just takes a little time.

Can minimize these kinds of probs if you use quality, hardened allen drivers and hardened alloy steel hex heads.
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Go to sears they have a version of the grabit. It is the ONLY extractor I have found that works well. They are a godsend trust me. One side of the bit drills the stripped head into a cone shape and the other sider has revers threads so when you reverse it it grabs good and hard. I ALWAYS have one of these in my kit. Also they are cheap for a set at sears.
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Also, most of the time when you get stripped screws you should look at your tools. The tips could be worn. Just file down the end a bit and it will grab screws like new. And make sure you pick dirt out of the screwheads before hand. This causes problems as well.
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ues a left hand drill bit it will back the screw out will you are drilling
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after you get it out switch to tony's screws!
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Me likey the grab it, you use it before?
No I have not. But I saw the infomercial one night and thought it would be perfect! I have yet to need it, so I haven't bought one yet. I'll probably grab the one from Sears like Slaytanic suggested.
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I just bought a screw extractor kit from home depot you put the bit in the drill, drill the bit into the stripped head reverse the drill and it pulls it out
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